5 years ago Lockheed Martin published a statement claiming they were hard at work on a solution for nuclear energy. A hypothetical technology that had previously been disregarded due to it’s earlier failed attempt at producing a sustainable reaction, which only lasted a couple minutes at best.
It’s called ‘cold fusion’ and unlike our current ‘nuclear fission’, a successful cold fusion reaction would produce very little radioactive waste in comparison. Being “cold” it also possesses the distinct benefit of not requiring nuclear material to burn at temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Fahrenheit. Which is very difficult to maintain and even more difficult to contain.
At the time, Lockheed Martin made several bold predictions for cold fusion including the completion of a small operational nuclear engine within ten years and the outright commercialization of cold fusion within two decades. The implications would far exceed any other form of renewable energy as it can produce incredible amounts of energy in a comparatively small amount of space with little to no ‘entropy’ i.e. wasted heat.
5 years in to the first decade and the corporation claims that “new models have been verified, the science is sound and progress is continuing.”
Currently they are on their 4th prototype, called the ‘T4 reactor’. Here’s the caveat however – Back in 2014 when they first announced their interest in cold fusion the company now claims they had already tested their fourth prototype.
In other words – by the time the public was informed of their interest in cold fusion Lockheed Martin had already designed, built and tested 4 prototype reactors. Otherwise known as a “Corporate Trade secret”. After all, who knows what would have happened if Boeing or Northrop Grunman caught wind of their experiment?
Now the company claims they are on the second iteration of the fourth prototype called the ‘T4B’. Putting that into context- the progress made thus far does seem quite modest. Not to mention they have only given themselves five more years to complete all additional models between T4b and “T8”. However, it does make you wonder- if Lockheed Martin was able to keep this secret for years, how far along are they really?
The United States Navy surprised a lot of people when they patented the “hybrid air and underwater craft” or HAUC for short- A triangle shaped craft that does not appear to rely on traditional lift dynamics. In fact you would be hard pressed to find any other way to explain it other then “antigravity”. Although the Advanced Aerial Threat Identification Program would prefer you call it “space time metric engineering”.
Now the US Navy has patented another incredible invention they call a Plasma Compression Fusion Device. Nobody is sure exactly what its meant for but it could definitely fit inside of the HAUC considering that it is only the size of a basketball.
The man behind both of these patents- Salvatore Pais appears to have invented other futuristic technology such as the electromagnetic force field and room temperature superconductor. The bottom line is that any of these advanced technologies could have a lasting impact on our society if they were to one day become easily accessible. Perhaps that is why they were patented by a military branch in the first place ?
The Chief Technology Officer of the US Navy has since commented on the patents claiming that they are indeed “operable“.
A retired United States Air Force general claims that it is common for technology like this to remain “benched” for a while and that there is plenty more where that came from.
An interesting side-note: Cold plasma, the main ingredient in cold fusion also eliminates up to 99.99% of airborne pathogens.